Monday, April 14, 2014

Manicure Monday: Wet n' Wild On a Trip

I've been particularly drawn to all things orchid/radiant orchid lately and I find that I'm mostly taking the trend to my nails.  There are just so many options out there and I feel the need to share as many of them as I can (or can keep going out to purchase) with you.

Today's manicure brings you a super affordable drugstore option from Wet n' Wild called On a Trip. This shade isn't exactly a true radiant orchid hue, since that's much more fuchsia. But it definitely falls in the orchid shade family along the violet/lilac (haha! All shades named after flowers) side of the spectrum.

Bloggers have been going on and on about Wet n' Wild polishes and I just hadn't gotten around to purchasing one. I'm a little late to the party, but I can see what all the fuss is about now.

I'm rather fond of this polish and have been wearing pretty regularly since I purchased it. Look at how pretty it is. (Pardon the bubbles on my index fingers, I think I applied too thick of a top coat.)

Wet n' Wild On a Trip, nail polish swatch, #radiantorchid, @girlythingsby_e
Seche Clear base coat, On a Trip (2 coats), Seche Vite top coat

The formula for On a Trip is quite nice. Thin but not sheer and easy to work with -- no streaking at all. You get a nice opaque color with the first coat, but it looks like only once coat, so you'll definitely need to layer on the second coat so it doesn't look so thin. Not a problem for me since I'm a bit of a neurotic two-coat type of gal. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this color and people are usually pretty surprised to find out it's a drugstore cheapie (only $1.99, but I paid 99¢ during a sale). I can't say why anyone is so surprised by good quality polish at the drugstore anymore since there are so many great options. Nonetheless, it still happens. 

I get pretty decent wear out of it too. I can go four to five days sans chips on days when I'm gentle on my nails. But on regular weeks, when I'm not so gentle (read: dishes, prying open makeup packaging, heavy typing, workouts, etc), I get pretty average wear - usually about three days. 

The only thing I don't like is the wide brush, which I decided to overlook in favor of the gorgeous color. I know a lot of you out there love those wide brushes, but I'm not a fan. I find I need to do more clean up and have less control over color placement. I just prefer a thinner brush. But clearly, a wide brush isn't a total deal breaker for me, as long as the color and polish formula are good. 

Are you a Wet n' Wild nail polish fan? What do you think of On a Trip? Any other colors you like from this line? 


  1. Question: Are you using the clear, oily ointment, or the white, creamy one?

  2. Erika, I actually read that Jenna Jameson used Neosporin to combat razor bumps in the bikini area. She said that she shaved with Neosporin, which is pretty hard to do since it gunks up the blades. I think applying it after you shave makes a whole lot of more sense to me. This seem like a neat trick, but I wonder if over time the bacteria will develop a resistance to it since it's an anti-biotic.